Where To Get the Best Pizza in Philly

Check out our favorite pizza places in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia may not be known for its pizza, but there are plenty of great pizzerias serving up slices all over the city.

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Whether you’re new to Philadelphia, visiting, or just need advice on where to find the best pizza in your neighborhood, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the best pizza in Philadelphia. Find the closest pizza shop near you or work your way through the whole list for a fun pizza tour!

Angelos Pizza

736 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-600-2629
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Pizzeria Vetri is one of Philadelphia’s top pizza restaurants. They have two locations, one in Center City and one in Fairmount.

Pizza’s at Vetri are made fresh with the highest-quality ingredients. Their Neapolitan pies undergo a three-day rise to achieve the perfect texture for their pies. You can’t go wrong with their Margherita or Pepperoni pizzas. If you’re into trying new and unique toppings they have plenty of options. Maurizio, a Neapolitan pie with rosemary, mozzarella, olive oil and sea salt. Or try their Eggplant pizza, a Neapolitan pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, eggplant, stracciatella, and oregano.

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Tacconelli’s Pizzeria

Port Richmond
2604 East Somerset St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215-425-4983
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Tacconelli’s Pizzeria has been around for quite some time, but it’s been a well-kept secret in Port Richmond. Open since 1946, Tacconelli’s is known for its tomato pie pizza. It has become so popular that they recommend reserving your dough in advance. Tacconelli’s is BYOB and cash only.

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Pizza Jawn

4330 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
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Pizza Jawn is one of the most sought-after pizzas in Philadelphia. Located in Philly’s Manayunk neighborhood, Pizza Jawn is almost always sold out so you’ll want to know how and when to order.

Every Thursday at 8pm Pizza Jawn drops a link for the next Thursday, same idea for Friday and Saturday. You need to sign up for a slot to reserve your pizza, and these slots are gone in seconds. Be sure to follow them on social media for announcements and updates on new sign-up sheets.

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Pizzeria Beddia

1313 N Lee St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 267-928-2256
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Pizzeria Beddia was named the best pizza in the US a few years ago, and it’s easily one of the best pizza places in Philly. The dough is expertly charred for crunch, and they feature creative toppings. Pizzeria Beddia is a full-service restaurant, but they do offer takeout Monday-Thursday. They also have a hoagie room for a two-hour pizza and hoagie Omakase experience.

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Circles and Squares

2513 Tulip St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-309-3342
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Circles + Squares is named after the different shapes their pizza is offered in: thin crust circular pizzas or Detroit-style square pies with a thicker, chewier texture. They offer various toppings, and each pizza is essentially a build-your-own experience. Customers choose between a circle or square pizza, red, cheese, or white, and then add toppings as they see fit.

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100.5 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-575-9075
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Rione serves up classic, Roman style pizza – which makes sense, since the owner is a transplant from Rome. They sell pizza al taglio (by the cut) in rectangles cut on the spot. The dough rises for 72 hours, creating a light, airy crust. Produce is bought locally for fresh and seasonal flavors, and others are imported right from Italy.

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Pizza Brain

2313 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-291-2965
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Pizza Brain is another Fishtown pizza shop that makes the best Philadelphia pizza list. It’s also the world’s first pizza museum, with pizza artifacts covering the walls. Pizza Brain features quirky pizza flavors on a thin crust. The pizzas are unusually named, like the Felix Hupert or Wendy Wentworth. They also offer vegan pizza options.

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La Rosa Pizzeria

South Philly
2106 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-271-5246
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La Rosa Pizza serves up square pies in South Philly, a simple pizza joint without any bells and whistles. They serve traditional thick crust pizza in a classic, unassuming pizza shop on Broad Street. Aside from standard flavors, they are also famous for a potato and rosemary pie.

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University City
3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-571-5839
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Pitruco began by making wood-fired pizzas in a food truck before moving to a brick and mortar location in University City, in Franklin’s Table food hall. They still operate their food truck as well, so they may pop up in a location near you.

At both the truck and the University City location, Pitruco serves popular, made-to-order Neapolitan pies with a classic crust and plenty of topping options.

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Lorenzo & Sons

South Street Headhouse District
305 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-800-1942

It’s hard to talk about famous Philly pizzas without mentioning Lorenzo and Sons. If you’re looking for a slice of pizza bigger than your head, this is the place to go. While it’s probably not the best pizza in Philly, it is a classic Philadelphia restaurant with huge, gooey slices of pizza. After a night out on South Street, waiting in line for a slice at Lorenzo’s is practically a rite of passage.

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Center City
901 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-825-5304
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Santucci’s has multiple locations around Philadelphia and is a local favorite. Santucci’s was first opened in 1959 by Joseph and Philomena Santucci in Northeast Philly. There are now five locations, three in Philadelphia and two in New Jersey.

The pizza at Santucci’s is the “original square pizza” and it is absolutely delicious. It’s been voted the best pizza in Philly for multiple years and it’s clear why.

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PIZZA shackamaxon

115 E Girard Ave #3907, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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PIZZA shackamaxon serves up delicious thin-crust pizza’s in Philly’s Fishtown neighborhood. Their pizza’s are served by the slice or you can buy an entire pie. With tons of glowing reviews, it’s no surprise that this spot is a favorite in Philadelphia.

Though PIZZA ahackamaxon only takes in-person orders, many say it’s well worth it, so don’t let that discourage you. This pizzeria offers four pizzas: plain, pepperoni, tomato pie, or their weekly special.

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Final Thoughts

While New Yorkers will protest, Philadelphia has some of the best pizza in the country. Check out the best pizza in Philadelphia or do a tasting tour to find your favorites.

Did we forget someone? Let us know your favorite Philadelphia pizza in the comments!

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  1. 12-20-22: I consider myself a pizza aficionado. I currently dwell in the northeast area, thus my recommendations if you will: (a) Drougie’s on Cottman Ave., (b) Charlie’s in Morrel Park Shppng. Plaza, and (c) Gino’s Cafe on Frankford by Cottman Aves.

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.